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Published in 2016
"Plate tectonics have shuffled the earth's landmasses around -- and continue to do so. What is continental drift? Anyone who's ever experienced an earthquake or seen a volcano knows that the phrase """"solid ground"""" doesn't always apply. Over Earth's long history, the great landmasses have...
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Published in 2015
This animated documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
Tens of millions of years ago, plate tectonics set North and South America on an unavoidable collision course that would change the face of the Earth and spell life or death for thousands of species. Juan D. Carrillo explains the massive biological repercussions of this collision, which caused one...
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Published in 2013
Bob Ballard explores tectonic plates and earth's constant transformation.
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Published in 2013
Earth has shaped human evolution and now humans are shaping Earth. We will see how geologic and climatic changes have shaped human development, even sparked human migration around the globe as ice sheets advanced and retreated. Humans have become a force of nature in themselves, but is it a mistake...
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Follow along with host Kirk Johnson as he explores the layers of rock that make up the Grand Canyon, in this video from NOVA: Making North America: Origins. Many geologists think that the Grand Canyon is the best place in the world. Its exposed rock layers allow them to see hundreds of millions of...
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"NOVA's magnificent """"Making North America"""" video series is broken into shorter clips. Learn about the geological history of North America in this video from NOVA Digital. Google Earth flyovers and visualizations illustrate how particular locations, landscapes, and life forms have changed over...
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Published in 2017
This short article details 5 different volcanoes and how they've changed over the past 30 years. Using Google Earth Timelapse technology, students can see changes in Montserrat, Santiaguito, Kilauea, Mt. St. Helens, and Mount Pinatubo from 1984 to 2016. Each interactive map features zoom features,...
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By eChalk
This stunning tablet and iPad enabled resource gives you an interactive globe og the Earth with a wide range of geographic, demographic, and statistical maps.
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A comprehensive image collection of rock breakdown features observed on boulders. This atlas is intended as a tool for planetary geoscientists and their students to assist in identifying surface features found on rocks on planetary surfaces.
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These lesson plans are designed to accompany the Digital Shaded-Relief Map of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Land Cover Map, both published by the United States Geological Survey and the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. They were written by experienced educators who created...
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By TERC
Find many interactives on chapters ranging from earth systems to historical geology. Weather chapters are also included.
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The breakup of a supercontinent into several smaller continents explains the distribution of fossil and geologic evidence.
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By Esri UK
This storymap provides pictures, maps, information, and more about the British Isles through time. Read about its formation and early history, and see how it has changed over time.
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Published in 2006
Our Earth is a dynamic planet, as clearly illustrated on the main map by its topography, over 1,500 volcanoes, 44,000 earthquakes, and 170 impact craters. These features largely reflect the movements of Earth’s major tectonic plates and many smaller plates or fragments of plates (including...
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"Meet the scientists from the National Science Foundation's EarthScope program! This innovative program is essentially a network of observatories acting as an Earth """"telescope"""" focused on the exterior and interior structure and dynamics of our planet. To bring the program to lofe for students...
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Dr. John Shea demonstrates the two main principles in the study of rock layers: superposition and association.
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Speaker Presentations on: Subduction, seismic zones, global data, plate boundaries, Cascadia and Walker Lane/Salton Trough, sediment dispersal systems, upper mantle images, lithospheric rupture
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Here you will find eight videos and animations on: relative age dating, faults, seneca rocks, sandstone, acid test and trackways.
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This database contains a collection of USGS videos and animations that provides a broad representation of USGS research available through visual media. With one exception, all the products in this database are considered public domain and may be viewed or reproduced free of charge. Contents are...
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